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A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends and the man they both love But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love friendship betrayal and forgiveness in the tradition of Miranda Beverly Whitte’s BittersweetLeah Tessaro has been waiting for this moment for a long time Her boyfriend Ollie is taking her to his family’s home on Seneca Lake for a week of lazy summer bliss boating One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase is a mystery that involves the death of a girl while on vacation at their lake house seven years before The story alternates between the voice of Leah from the past leading to her death and June Leah s best friend living with the memory of losing her friendSeven years earlier Leah June and Leah s boyfriend Ollie had all been good friends so when June needs some cheering up Leah invites her along to Seneca Lake Leah is expecting Ollie to finally propose while away at his family s lake house so not only does she want to cheer up June she also wants her best friend around to celebrateHowever things did not go as planned seven years ago and June and Ollie returned from that lake without Leah who had been the glue that held the friendship together The years went by without any contact as both dealt with their grief then one day June and Ollie met up again Before long they were a couple and as hard as it may be they needed to return to the lake houseDespite the tragedy happening years earlier in One Night at the Lake it was still a rather compelling read Readers are unsure what had happened back then and how the current relationship had formed with both loving Leah so the pages flew by as the story slowing unfolded I have to say though as much as I was enjoying the read I did kind of feel a bit let down at the end and felt it should have had to it leaving this one at 3 12 starsI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit

REVIEW ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ï Bethany Chase

Seneca Lake

And barbeue The couple has been together for four years and Leah is convinced that Ollie is finally going to pop the uestion And Leah can’t wait to share the joyous news with her best friend June Kang who is joining them on their getaway and whose presence will make everything feel real Seven years later the moment June has been dreading has finally arrived Her fiancé Ollie is taking her to his family’s lake house But this is not an ordinary visit to an o This book is about loss deep friendships and love While it does have a touch of mystery that is not the main focus here The plot one night on Lake Seneca NY Leah Tessaro dies by falling off a boat into the lake Leah s death shatters them all Her boyfriend at the time Ollie is now her best friend June Kang s fianc June Ollie are passionately in love but also haunted by guilt June contantly wonders what would have happened if had Leah not fallen Would Leah be married to Ollie nowAnd she wonders how Leah actually fell off the boateveryone knows but herbut no one talks about itEnjoyed the characters pace in this well written novel although I did think June s treatment of her future MIL was rude at times Oddly my local library has this book filed under mysteries for those looking for a mystery to read this book is definitely not a traditional mysterysuspenseand shouldn t be filed as suchit s a chicklit relationship drama I also picked it up thinking that it was a mystery the storyline surprised me but I enjoy reading women s fiction as well and I really enjoyed this book even though it wasn t what I initially expected Haven t read any books by Bethany Chase before but now I m going to seek out others by herAnd as a final note I just loved the setting of this story it really is another character in the story I spent a week at Lake Seneca Watkins Glen just recently June of this year the author captures the region perfectly Can t wait to go back again next summerCheers

Bethany Chase Ï 8 READ

Rdinary place; it is a house haunted by June’s long buried memories of her lost friend Leah and the connection that appears to remain between Leah and the man for whom June’s love is as deep as her sense of forebodingAlternating between the two women’s vibrant voices One Night at the Lake is a gripping novel that explores a complex tangle of friendship loyalty and betrayal all driving toward one uestion What exactly happened to Leah on that hot summer nig 35 stars for Bethany Chase s One Night at the Lake Having read and enjoyed The One That Got Away by Chase a few years back which I would said falls most solidly into the women s fiction category I was a bit surprised to see this one being billed as of a thriller But then again authors change genres so I went in with an open mind being a fan of both genres I braced myself for either outcome I will say despite the marketing I did feel this one was definitely in the WF category and I enjoyed it as such semi related rant One thing I d love to see in the future from marketing departments is moving away from trying to hop on the thriller wagon because it s a popular genre right now There are TONS of fans of women s fiction out there and they will love these books Those who don t read WF and expect a thriller are going to be disappointed those who love women s fiction but maybe are in the mood to be on the edge of their seat with tension will be frustrated and would maybe have chosen the book at a different time of mind Back to the book while there were no big surprises here Chase writes a wonderful story of friendship love and multiple forms of heartbreak and heartache Her characters are well fleshed out and jumped off the page at times I wished I could be boating with them on Seneca Lake or cruising around on a jet ski For fans of both women s and domestic fiction i think this one will be a hit It s a uick read that held my attention with dual POVs and was solid and enjoyable Thank you to Random House Ballantine for an advanced copy All opinions are my own


10 thoughts on “Seneca Lake

  1. says:

    One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase is a mystery that involves the death of a girl while on vacation at their lake house seven years before The story alternates between the voice of Leah from the past leading to her death and June Leah’s best friend living with the memory of losing her friendSeven years ear

  2. says:

    This was my first read by Bethany Chase and can see why she has so many fans What happens when two best friends fall in love with the same man after one tragically dies For some reason I had a hard time wrapping my head around the subject of this story The ending and overall confusion of the story just rubbed me the wrong way especially wi

  3. says:

    This is a women’s fiction novel with romantic elements and some mystery The book is told from the alternating points of view of two women who became best friends when they were twelve When Leah tells her part of the story it is s

  4. says:

    This book brought back fond memories of young love young life close friendships Overall the tone of this book was carefree fresh and lively and it was a pleasure to read There is a main tragedy however and subseuent tragedies that blossom out from that one particular event This tragedy has resounding effects This story is mostly centered about a summer get together at Ollie’s family lake house Pack up the c

  5. says:

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley It does not impact my reviewWell this book was not for me A small part of it might be that I have been in the mood lately for mystery and suspense I knew this was not t

  6. says:

    This book is about loss deep friendships and love While it does have a touch of mystery that is not the main focus here The plot one night on Lake Seneca NY Leah Tessaro dies by falling off a boat into the lake Le

  7. says:

    I’ve been a fan of Bethany since her debut Her writing is captivating She always draws me deep into her stories and she’s an expert at crafting characters that come to life for her readers They’re real facing very current and c

  8. says:

    35 stars for Bethany Chase’s One Night at the Lake Having read and enjoyed The One That Got Away by Chase a few

  9. says:

    25 StarsThe beginning was excellent great spirited characters and clever fun writing And thenfizzzzzzzzle Ugh Read The One That Got Away to see what this author is really capable of

  10. says:

    When Leah Tessaro heads to Seneca Lake in Western New York with her boyfriend Ollie for the 4th of July she's hoping he will propose They've been together for four years and she's madly in love Leah's best friend June Kang joins th